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4 Million Pounds of Space Junk Polluting Earth's Orbit


Science & Tech  (tags: space, techonology, pollution, earth's orbit, scary, discovery, scientists, research, space )

Simone
- 3624 days ago - ecoworldly.com
Millions of nuts, bolts, pieces of metal and carbon, and whole spacecraft from thousands of missions and launches form an orbiting garbage dump spinning around the Earth at speeds up to 22,000 mph. vote nowBuzz up!After the recent collision between a



   

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Past Member (0)
Friday August 14, 2009, 6:11 pm
from the article
After the recent collision between a Russian and U.S. satellite, concern for the growing hazard of space junk is becoming even more acute within the international space community. In recent months, NASA and the European Space Agency have both diverted resources into monitoring space debris and researching ways of mitigating and—some day—removing it.



but where would they put it??? and what kind of $$$$ would that take??? i'm coming back with the rest of the article -i really had no idea how much junk was up there until now -thanks simone -great post -alarming -but great.
 

greenplanet e (155)
Saturday August 15, 2009, 1:11 am
Oh my, that's a lot of junk :(
 

Linda a (1)
Saturday August 15, 2009, 9:03 am
wow, we don't only litter earth, but now also space =/
 

Carrie B (306)
Saturday August 15, 2009, 1:17 pm
Exactly Linda, we've trashed our own planet, so let's start on the universe!
 

. (0)
Saturday August 15, 2009, 1:21 pm
Gosh they should start a recycling plant up there... It is disgusting that we leave trash around wherever we go
 

Melva H (93)
Saturday August 15, 2009, 1:26 pm
We humans," the smartest species on Earth", are also, no doubt, the Grand Champions of the Universe at careless, unthinking, deliberate pollution and destruction.
 

Kelly c (100)
Sunday August 16, 2009, 12:23 pm
NASA is one of the named defendants in Jane Burgermeister's complaint. Am not so sure how they are related to the release of the H1N1 virus - someone care to shed a light on this subject?

Meanwhile, NASA is definitely responsible for rotating space debri!
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 16, 2009, 2:06 pm
OMG....we filled the ocean with garbage, the land with garbage and space.....GEEEZZZZ!
 

Iain Parkes (0)
Sunday August 16, 2009, 2:14 pm
The problem isn't so much that the stuff is up there, the problem is the fact that we are not making plans to reuse the stuff - it costs so much to launch stuff into space, so we should be making the most of everything up there! Mankinds future is colonising space - leaving the Earth behind for the plants and animals!
 

. (0)
Sunday August 16, 2009, 4:17 pm
Well Iain, the sooner man leaves this beautiful planet the better. Man seems to leave pollution and destruction where ever he goes. If we do manager to colonize another planet or moon I sure do feel sorry for it.
 
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